Thursday, April 26, 2012
Burger King is pledging to source it's pork and eggs from cage-free facilities.
I call this progress because it represents a step back from the factory-farmed, processed foods, that have predominated our food supply for too long now.
Don't get me wrong. I still think that actually eating at Burger King should be avoided. The food is still too processed to be either healthy or low-cal.
However, by treating animals humanely, it will hopefully mean that fewer antibiotics will be needed--a good thing. If we "de-factory" the methods of creating meat, maybe that will mean that we'll eventually "de-factory" our food production down the line until we are once again eating natural, un-manufactured food.
It's a dream. I know it, but then, I'm a dreamer.